Why CFI? 


The availability of transportation, diet, exercise, sleep, friends and meaningful paid or volunteer activities contribute to overall health and wellness, including mental illness recovery.

Community Friendship, Inc. (CFI) is a comprehensive provider of recovery based services assisting adults in metropolitan Atlanta. Our mission is to provide a supportive community for people whose mental illness prevents them from participating in community life, employment and relationships. Incorporated in 1970, CFI is a non-profit organization that has been nationally accredited by CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International for over 33 years.

Focusing on recovery rather than treatment, CFI  strives to create a recovery environment that:

  • Challenges individuals with mental illnesses to expand and exceed personal expectations, and erase stigma.​

  • Respects and affirms each person’s individuality, choices, boundaries, responsibilities, personal desires and strengths.​

  • Promotes feelings of importance, usefulness, pride and self-respect.​Builds hope through optimism, friendliness, care and respect.​

  • Promotes collaborative relationships with other providers, consumer and family groups as well as  agencies to ensure constant improvement of CFI’s organizational performance.

  • Teaches and supports consumers to contribute to the larger community.

  • Reaches out to others in the community through education and outreach.

  • Takes risks, nurtures and tries innovative ideas to be on the leading edge of creative and effective services.

More About Us

Personal wealth is not a requirement for philanthropy and you don't need a family foundation or to give so much that you receive fantastic tax credits to make a big difference.  In fact, did you know that individuals make up 75 percent of giving in America?  Did you also know that the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans account for only 25 percent of all charitable giving?  


And while large donations are important, what about little donations? Have you ever considered not giving because you don't think that your "small" donation will make a difference? If so, think again. Because in a word, YES. It will.


  • No matter how big or small, CFI needs your help.
  • Small donations add up.
  • It's not the size of the contribution that matters; what matters is the outcome your giving produces.
  • Regardless of the amount you are able to contribute, your heart is what really counts - and your willingness to give.
  • Not only will you make a difference in the lives of others, your life will be changed. 

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